The TruGlo Triton reflex optic is a red dot reflex optic that seeks to provide a quality product at a reasonable price. Having a similar appearance to several tubular red dot optics on the market, the TruGlo Triton offers several features that may sway a shooter away from more expensive alternatives.
TruGlo has produced several important advancements in the optics used by a wide range of shooters, including military, law enforcement, hunters, and archers. Many of these advanced optics have revolved around their fiber optic sight tubes that can retain light even in low-light conditions.
However, TruGlo has expanded well beyond fiber optic sights into a more comprehensive optics manufacturer. TruGlo now has a wide range of options ranging from their fiber optic standard sights to red dot reflex sights and magnified scopes.
The Triton combines several of the advancements that Truglo has delivered, and now comes with the option of a cantilever mount to provide a more secure mounting option. The final product has a nice appearance, and the manufacturing seems to be up to the task.
TruGlo Triton 30mm Reflex Optic Features:
- Material – Lightweight CNC-machined aluminum
- Mount – Cantilever with one-piece 30mm ring
- Finish – Black, or camouflage
- Magnification – 1x30mm
- Lens Coatings – Multi-coated producing more than 95% light transmission
- Anti-Reflective Protection – eliminates light inside the sight and prevents giving away location
- Reticle – 5 MOA dot
- Reticle Colors – Red, green, and blue
- Reticle Brightness – (3) levels for each color
- Impact Adjustments – click adjustments for elevation and windage
- Lens Caps – Flip-up front and rear
- Battery – (1) 3v-2032 (included)
- MSRP – $160.00.
Adjusting the Triton’s reticle options is as easy as rotating the power turret on the left side of the optic. Each color option is clearly labelled with its own color, and the number associated with its power setting. Those settings range from “0” (off) to “3” (the highest brightness setting). When rotating the turret there is a positive tactile and audible click ensuring the change is made and securing the selection in the brightness setting selected.
The Triton comes with flip-up lens caps, something that I really appreciate. Officers have to deploy in all kinds of conditions, and several other optics that are popular do not provide any lens protection. This unnecessarily exposes the lenses to rain, dust, debris, and other objects that can scratch the coatings or cause other damage. With the quick flip-up options a shooter can quickly go from protected to ready. When the rifle is hanging from a sling, not going to be in use, or stored in a bag, the lens cap protection is well worth the added cost.
The Triton cantilever mount is designed to mount to a Picatinny rail found on most AR-15’s now, or a Weaver mount for more traditional long guns. The mount is secured to the rail with (2) bolts, and the one-piece 30mm ring has (6) Allen-wrench screws additionally securing the optic.
The Triton 30mm optic with cantilever mount and one-piece ring, provides a much stronger mounting system for the tubular optics in my opinion. This style of mounting is almost universal among competitors for sights of this design. The shorter and more compact optics should do fine with a simple Weaver-style mounting system. However, the ring-mounted option is much better for tubular optics when sustaining the heavier fire rates that are common with an AR-15.
TruGlo still offers the Triton with the Weaver-style mount, but I would not recommend this mounting system for an AR-15 rifle that is going to be used in any kind of rapid fire situation. If the AR-15 is a hunting rifle, or the Triton is mounted to a lever-action rifle, muzzleloaders, or shotgun, the Weaver-style mount would likely be fine.
The Weaver-mount Triton option retails for $111.00, but can be found for around $65-75.00.